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50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the EOA bill into law. In the decade following the 1964 introduction of the war on poverty, poverty rates in the U.S. dropped to their lowest level since comprehensive records began in 1958: from 17.3% in the year the Economic Opportunity Act was implemented to 11.1% in 1973. They have remained consistently at or near the lowest level between 11 and 15.2% in... 
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